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  • Sex, Death and the Ecstatic in MusicMUSI30015

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    An examination of examples of Western music from Hildegaard to the present, including some twentieth-century “popular” songs, which contain one or all of the themes of sex, death, and the ecstatic in their compositional circumstances, title, pre-compositional intent, or lyrics (if song or aria). ...

  • Broadway and Music of the TheatreMUSI20053

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    A survey of the range of music theatre from the lighter entertainments to the more ambitious works regarded as Music Theatre, but often staged by opera companies today. The subject starts with the origins of the music theatre in light opera and traces the development through Vaudeville, Revue and...

  • Paris! Berlioz to the Ballets RussesMUSI40027

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Walter Benjamin called Paris the capital of the 19th century. This subject examines some of the ways in which Paris was a centre for musical activity in the 19th century. It looks at the importance of music criticism, music societies, theatres/companies and exhibitions. Repertoire is examined fro...

  • Principal Study 4.1MUSI40040

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

      Development of advanced solo performing skills and a study of effective programs of practice. Repertoire research and selection and the preparation of major works or equivalent for public performance. Special arrangements will be made for composers.

  • French Language for Opera 1MUSI90166

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Students will study the pronunciation, articulation, and enunciation of the French language in order to fully convey the emotional expression of operatic singing to ensure a clearer understanding by the audience. Students will develop a comprehensive knowledge of phonetics and phonology of French...

  • Performance Workshop 4.2MUSI40046

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    A series of workshops designed to provide an opportunity for students to present a portion of their principal study programs as work in progress.

  • Music in the Culture of the RenaissanceMUSI40047

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Through individual studies of selected musical centres and repertories, students will explore the nature, the role, and the functions of music in European society during the Renaissance. Using diverse materials, students will engage in a directed exploration of selected repertory, manuscript and ...

  • Stravinsky and Music of the 20th CenturyMUSI40021

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Students will develop an understanding of the music of Igor Stravinsky and be able to relate it to the composer's creative process and the broader cultural context. The impact of Stravinsky’s music will also be explored through the study of selected works by other 20th-century composers. Topics c...

  • German Language for Opera 1MUSI90164

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Students will study the pronunciation, articulation, and enunciation of the German language in order to fully convey the emotional expression of operatic singing to ensure a clearer understanding by the audience. Students will develop a comprehensive knowledge of phonetics and phonology of German...

  • Italian Language for Opera 3MUSI90170

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Students will continue their study of Italian phonetics, pronunciation, grammar, a range of text types (including professional communication) and language coaching in the Italian operatic repertoire. This study of Italian language and diction will be applied to specific role(s) that students may ...

  • Principal Study 4.2MUSI40044

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

      Development of advanced solo performing skills and a study of effective programs of practice. Repertoire research and selection and the preparation of major works or equivalent for public performance. Special arrangements will be made for composers.

  • Music, Learning & TechnologyMUSI90238

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides students with an overview of how educational technologies can support student learning and assessment for 21st century learning. Emphasis is placed on the integration of educational technologies through music pedagogy in the context of instrumental music teaching. Students w...

  • Music and PoliticsMUSI40099

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the complex relationship between music and politics from a number of different perspectives, through a series of case studies and key moments in history, demonstrating that music never completely transcends politics but is deeply implicated in many forms of social action and...

  • Famous Opera Choruses 1MUSI20084

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Students will have the opportunity to sing some of the great choruses from the operatic repertoire covering the period from Purcell to the early 20th century. Repertoire will include examples from the Italian, French, German, Russian and English operatic repertoires.

  • Alexander Technique for MusiciansMUSI20161

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The Alexander Technique focuses on the unconscious, habitual ways in which we use ourselves - our patterns of posture, our movement and our responses as musicians to stress and pressure. Study of F. M. Alexander’s discoveries teaches us to have greater conscious control over these aspects of ours...

  • Piano Duo and Duet 2MUSI20100

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Students will develop their techniques as duo and duet pianists and study selected repertoire, drawing from a range of the duet and duo literature from the 18th century to the present day.

  • French Lyric DictionMUSI30262

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The French language comprises one of the “big three” of the Western classical vocal repertoire. This subject aims to address both authentic pronunciation and communication of meaning of the French language as represented by the French art song canon. Attention will be paid to the authentic pronun...

  • Studies In OperaMUSI30045

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    The subject is not an introduction to opera but aims to stimulate those who are already interested in the genre. It examines issues that relate to the interdisciplinary nature of opera (such as the importance of the text and staging) alongside a study of selected works from the operatic genre wit...

  • Paris! Berlioz to the Ballets RussesMUSI20120

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Walter Benjamin called Paris the capital of the 19th century. This subject examines some of the ways in which Paris was a centre for musical activity in the 19th century. It looks at the importance of music criticism, music societies, theatres/companies and exhibitions. Repertoire is examined fro...

  • Music and Film since 1900MUSI30004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Students will develop an understanding of the multiple roles of music in relation to film over the last century. The impact of musical and operatic genres on film narrative will be explored, as will different theoretical and directorial concepts of the function of the film score. The film musical...